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Week in review: RSA conference wrap; Brandis wants private-public security alliance

The RSA security conference in the US was on, bringing information-security professionals from around the globe – and pundits onto the stage (check out our photo gallery here). The head of RSA told security professionals they needed to get rid of old mindsets when considering security, while an expert panel concluded that giving encryption keys to the US National Security Agency (NSA) was a bad idea; other experts said a proposed key-escrow plan it just wouldn't work.

David Braue | 27 Apr | Read more

The week in security: Breaches growing, DDoS fiercer, mobile malware “negligible” as battlefronts shift

As if it wasn't enough that security staff were playing a continuous game of catch-up – investigating an average of 1.5 security breaches per week even as research reveals institutional investors don't believe company boards have the security threat under control – it turns out Australians' world-leading love of social media has made us world-leading targets for ransomware purveyors and malware criminals that are using extremely complex techniques against us.

David Braue | 20 Apr | Read more

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Reviews

Review: Mobile Device Management

With the rise of mobile computing -- first via laptops, then smartphones and now tablets -- the IT landscape changed within the enterprise. No more was IT just about the local network, WANs and security for desktops and servers: it now had to incorporate mobile devices, spanning all manner of manufacturers, operating systems, and platforms and to do so without compromising security. The sheer volume of devices and the different software they run is a natural antithesis to network security. Yet, these devices are integral to the way business works today, and so the IT department must adapt.

Ashton Mills | 20 May | Read more

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Opinions

Spatial awards recognise innovative technology

The 2014 Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) have recognised some of the most innovative new products and technologies in the market, with augmented reality application Augview taking out the Innovation and Commercialisation Award.

Augview | 12 Mar | Read more

Return on Prevention: The Business Value of DDoS Protection

DDoS attacks are continuing to evolve and the last 12 months has seen huge growth in the number and size of the attacks going on in Australia. When we couple this with businesses’ increasing reliance on Internet connectivity, for either revenue or access to cloud based data and applications; protection from the DDoS threat should be a top priority.

Nick Race | 09 Mar | Read more

App Security- the great unspoken

There is no shortage of conversation around enterprise security. In light of some recent, high-profile hacking incidents, everyone’s talking about the importance of securing networks, data and devices in avoiding a worst case scenario of confidential customer or organisational information or IP being compromised. Interestingly, these conversations often neglect one vital component- the applications that operate on these systems and how their own vulnerabilities can bring down an organisations’ entire security strategy.

Mav Turner | 20 Feb | Read more

Sony Hack Attack

There’s been a lot of coverage recently around Sony Pictures and the hack attack which has placed Sony in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, with high volumes of sensitive company data stolen and posted online.

David Baker | 22 Dec | Read more

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